Experience New Zealand’s night sky and wilderness from new luxury eco-resort

Tongariro Suites are proud to announce the opening of the Nightsky Cottage, New Zealand's new luxury eco retreat.

Nightsky cottage
Complete with a private boardwalk through the protected Manuka and Beech Tree forest taking guests away from light pollution, the Nightsky Cottage is designed to celebrtate New Zealand's wildnerness and the southern night sky. 

Set in one hectare of private land with New Zealand native Manuka and Beech trees on the edge of the Tongariro National Park, the new luxury eco-retreat is accessed via a 50-meter boardwalk only with skylights in the lodge’s ceiling allowing guests to star gaze throughout the evening.

The new Nightsky Cottage gives guests a perfect combination of luxury, isolation, wilderness, and with a wide range of exciting activities on the doorstep will provide the perfect place for a family adventure. As the evening draws in our guests can sit back to admire some of the best views of New Zealand’s night sky.

At 90 square meters and with 2 bedrooms each including luxury King size beds, the lodge offers spacious but cosy living with each room making the most of views out to the native New Zealand wilderness beyond. You can listen to the native birds and might even have the pleasure of seeing some deer wondering by.

With all the home comforts and luxuries that you would expect from a Luxury Lodge, the Night Sky Cottage also comes with a fully equipped kitchen, lounge area, outdoor veranda with a barbeque, and a private picnic area in a native bush clearing. At the end of a second boardwalk guests will find another clearing with a private deck offering sublime views of Mount Ruapehu.

Committed to creating a sustainable experience for guests’ the new lodge has adopted a zero waste policy; it's unlikely you will find a single use plastic item in the cottage as any plastic used is fully recyclable or reusable. The cottage even collects and processes its own water.

As the new Nightsky Cottage is located on the edge of Tongariro National Park guests will have the opportunity to undertake a wide range of activities weather hiking, cycling, quad biking, river rafting, skiing or taking a spectacular scenic helicopter flight over the National Park.

Key Information:

  • 2 bedrooms: each with 1 King size bed (king split available on request)
  • 1 bathroom: large walk-in shower, side-by-side pedestal vanities and 2 side-by-side freestanding bathtubs. Bath salts and bath oils provided.


  • Spacious lounge dining area with cozy log fire and skylight windows
  • Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast supplies, espresso machine and a range of custom blended teas
  • Large covered deck with BBQ and outdoor dining
  • Separate toilet
  • Laundry
  • Safe
  • FreeWIFI and Bluetooth speaker
  • Additional outdoor sitting areas in the bush and an additional deck with views of Mount Ruapehu
Location: Horopito (12 km from Ohakune and 15 km from National Park Village)